22. M4994



Chinese jade circular waterpot with upright rim, on three short scrolling feet terminating in ruyi-heads, incised at the shoulder with two bands of key-fret and cross lozenge, the interior well-hollowed.

The stone of pale celadon tone.

3 5/8 inches, 9.2 cm total width.

Early Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720.

Wood stand.


Natural flaws.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Sold by Sotheby’s London in their auction of Chinese Decorative Arts, 1st/2nd November 1984, lot 453.
  • A similar white jade or porcelain example is illustrated on scroll 6 of Pictures of Ancient Playthings, Guwan tu, dated to 1728, in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, British Museum, and is illustrated by Evelyn S. Rawski & Jessica Rawson in the exhibition of China: The Three Emperors, 1662-1795, Royal Academy of Arts, 2005-2006, no. 168, pp. 252/3.